Pacific Season’s 1st Hurricane Aims at Mexico Tourist Zone

Bands of rain and gusty winds lashed Mexico's southern Pacific coast Monday as the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season advanced slowly.

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This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, Mexico on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bands of rain and gusty winds lashed Mexico’s southern Pacific coast as the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season advanced slowly toward a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. Ominous grey skies and blowing sand cleared beaches in the popular destinations of Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Huatulco. Near Puerto Angel, gusts of wind, heavy rain and big waves began lashing the beach town of Zipolite, long known for…

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